Blue Ribbon Blues  

Start Area: Windurst Woods
Start NPC:Roberta (I - 13)
Related Areas:The Eldieme Necropolis
Related Mobs:Kerutoto (J - 8)
Lich C Magnus
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:3600
(Average from 7 ratings)
Items Required:Purple Ribbon
Title Obtained:Ghostie Buster
Items Granted:Blue Ribbon
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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The Purple Ribbon you received from the goods shop in Windurst Woods seems to have a spooky curse on it. Kerutoto suggests you to search out the final resting place of its original owner in order to return it.


To get this quest you have to have completed the Rhinostery quests mentioned in one of the posts below. You talk to Roberta in Nchaa's Good Goods store and she'll give you the questand the Purple Ribbon. After that you take the ribbon to Kerutoto in the Rhinostery in Windurst Waters. He gives you 3600 gil for it and tells you he will investigate it. After a short time (I don't know how long exactly after I gave it to him I went and did some other things for a while, but it should only be a few hours at the most, probably less) he will finish his investigation. Anyway, he then gives you the purple ribbon back and once you have it you can then trade it to the Hume Bones in The Eldeime Necropolis. This will spawn the Lich C Magnus. He's pretty easy, I've seen RDM's solo him around 60 (as long as you can stun or silence him when he casts AM). I had 3 people around 60 when I did it and he went down pretty easily. After he's dead click on the bones and you will receive a blue ribbon. After that go back to Kerutoto to complete the quest (no additional prize).

If, by some misfortune, you do not click the bones in time to receive your blue ribbon or you lose the fight, talking to Kerutoto will prompt him to scold you for losing the ribbon, and to remind you that it will probably boomerang back to its owner (upon which you should have him check it again, for some ambiguously imperative reason). After the next conquest update, Roberta will come back into possession of the ribbon and you will be able to restart the quest.


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Problem Solved.
# Oct 31 2008 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Took the quest, dropped the ribbon on the Hume bones, and lost the fight. It's disappeared from my quest log completely, and both Roberta and Kerutoto have begun to repeat themselves. Clearly I have solved Roberta's problem, as the ribbon has not made its way back. She needs to stop worrying about the nonexistent ribbon and let me take go get that Toraimarai quest.

She must not have tried very hard to get rid of it, as I'm sure I could've dropped the Purple Ribbon and achieved the same results.


Seriously, has anyone lost the ribbon and gotten this woman to give it back?

EDIT: Nevermind, just read that you have to wait until the next conquest update... Gotta add that to the walkthrough.

Edited, Oct 31st 2008 5:10pm by EnterTheFenrir
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# Mar 03 2007 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone tell me where these Hume Bones are in The Eldieme Necropolis? All this blabber and crap, but nobody has that info?? O_o
# Mar 03 2007 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Map 3, M-10

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# Oct 21 2007 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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you are a condescending piece of ****...yeah I know this post is old but so what I had to say it :D
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# Mar 18 2008 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
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im sorry but i agree if atlas is all you need why are you still coming here? i find its good for maps and thats about all
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# Dec 09 2006 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
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The wait time is about half an hour.

Give him the ribbon, walk around and do another quest real quick, then pop back in and he'll give it to you.

Tested twice.

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# Feb 12 2008 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
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...not likely, i think its more cus right now I've waited for an hour or more and the lil taru crap hasnt given it back to me.

Wiki says one GAMEDAY but more or less he still has MY purple ribbon >.>

When is info ever going to be accurate? Might as well get it back w/e..
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# Nov 02 2008 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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It was about an hour for me. I waited til the next game day started, but i couldn't actually get the ribbon back until ~6:00 that game day.
Easy? idk
# Nov 19 2006 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
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This stupid skele is nasty nasty nasty. My friend and I (50RNG/51WHM) decided we'd try this because I want the Rhinostery Certificate and so does he, so we went off to kill this thing. Got there, popped our NPCs (38 Soothing Healer, 42 Fierce Attacker) and yeah, death. We got it down to like 75% and then it used Blood Saber and got back up to like 92%. Then we kept whacking it and got it back to like 80% and it did the same stupid Blood Saber again. We both died. A few hours later, a 74BST friend of ours logs in and hears our tales of death and goes "want revenge?" and of course we do, so he takes us back down there, summons up his CorrierCarrie and beats the ever loving lights out of the Lich. So, if you have a high-level BST friend, let him have fun with it. Thanks JordanRH (Unicorn Server)
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how long do i have to wait?
# Aug 18 2006 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
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how long do i have to wait until i get my purple ribbon back?
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# Aug 03 2006 at 1:43 AM Rating: Default
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hmm. well i went into this fight as 59 smn, expecting a cake walk. def. not a cake walk let me tell you. he is a crafty little son of a *****. casts AM, Stone III, aspir, drain, sleepII, etc (***** slept me as soon as i used astral flow, i was about to act a fool!). anyway. i won. eventually, but it was basically just a lot of resummoning in a small confined area, with other things around that you do not want to aggro, so keep sneak up if you are going to coming like me as smn. by the way i dont know if anyone said this already, but the place you have to drop down is at g-8, in the very center of the map (zone in thru the southmost entrance in batallia) then you will most likely have to have someone help you open one of the gates for you. hope this helps
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# Mar 14 2006 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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This guy was a joke, RDM62/WAR28 (lol gimp) I used Defender and just beat him down. Paralyze, Slow, Gravity, Bio II, and of course, silence.
Just used Protect/Shell III, Phalanx, Stoneskin, Blink, Blaze Spikes, and Enfire, with of course Haste and Refresh at all times.
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# Feb 15 2006 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
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To confirm, it is two Vana'Diel days (or two real life hours) from the time you give Kerutoto the Purple Ribbon to the time he gives it back complaining you gave him a cursed item. Giving him the Ribbon at 23:50 or right before a new day begins can shorten your wait time, since the clock hitting 0:00 counts as "one day" passed.

I gave it at 23:45, asked several times the next day, no luck...then the moment the clock rolled past 0:00 a second time he immediately gave the ribbon back and sent me to find the ower's remains. Just about one hour waited.

Also, I was able to solo Lich C Magnus as a RDM/NIN at level 60 without meds or any special preparation, and all my melee skills are horribly below cap. Props to the poster who did this as a RDM64/BLM, at 60 this seems to be very difficult without Utsusemi as you cannot use Aspir...
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# Jan 28 2006 at 2:36 AM Rating: Good
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To correct a post made by LemMminG, if you have the Diabolos quest active he will talk about Pso'Xja the first time you talk to him (after killing Magnus). However, if you talk to him again, the quest will proceed normally. I did not do Diabolos but I finished this today. Hope this helps clear things up.

Soloed Magnus as a 70 MNK/WAR, only took about 500 damage, 400 of which was from Water 3.
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Forget to check the bones?
# Jan 07 2006 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Like a lot of others, I forgot to check the bones again after defeating Lich C Magnus. After a week of panicking and reading forums and being unable to get my ribbon back from Roberta, I finally got my ribbon back. I talked to Roberta right after conquest update on Sunday, and she gave me a new ribbon.

So to confirm Stravia's post, if you weren't able to get the key item from Lich Magnus in time, it appears you'll need to wait until the next conquest update to get a new ribbon.
It's not too late!
# Jan 01 2006 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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In my ongoing personal mission to see how many times and how many ways I can ***** up this series of quests, I have hit a new level!

My 75WHM friend, Perrin, and I (60RDM/BLM) head on down to Eld. Necro. and take on the Lich. Perrin blink tanks him and with our NPC's along as insurance, we kill him, no problem. I'm so giddy with happiness that a) I didn't have to solo him, b) I had someone along to help open those &*^%&* doors, and c) the NM is now resting back among his kindred undead, that I immediately warp back to Port Windy... without checking the Hume Bones first >.<.

After I mutter some choice phrases, herein unprintable, Perrin suggests I just go check the Hume Bones again. You never know and it beats waiting for the next conquest update (even if that was just the next day) to do the quest again.

So I hop the airship to Jeuno and run back to Eld. Necro. with Perrin along to help with the doors again. Click on the Hume Bones and.....

Blue Ribbon!

I didn't notice if it was the same game day or not, but it was a good 20 minutes between winning the fight and getting back to check the bones, maybe more.

So my advice is a) *don't* forget to check the Hume Bones after the fight and b) if you do forget, go back as fast as you can; you might still be able to get it.

Thanks Perrin for your help ^^.
It's not too late!
# Aug 10 2006 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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... mispost

Edited, Aug 10th 2006 at 10:41pm EDT by PerrinofSylph
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The Quest is well named!
# Dec 13 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I dont know if anyone els ehas foudn this but i was questing in windy when i picked this up was on mission 7-1 at the time. I start it hand the sleepy tarutaru the purple ribbon.

My rank mission static heads off to finish 7-1 which i figure by the times its done will be enough to pick up the ribbon again.

Well succes windy mission 7-1 complete and started mission 7-2 after i had got the ribbon back and was told about heading to necro. so i head to nerco kill mob easy as (75rdm/blm) just cast blnk as he casts AM and laugh at him.

Anyway head back to windy with a cocky smile on my face after pwning the mob only to find he wont end the quest. i talk to mr sleepy taru taru but alas he mentions only of mission 7-2.

So word to the wise dont start windy 7-2 while doing this quest as i have a suspision that u cant finish it unless u complete mission 7-2.

So Lodowian is now also cursed by the "Blue Ribbon Blues" /sigh
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RE: The Quest is well named!
# Jan 19 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I have talked to him and activated the diabolos quest when I defeated the lich. You will have to wait for the next game day if you want to finished up the whole blue ribbon quest.
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RE: The Quest is well named!
# Dec 15 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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and also the newly added Diabolos avatar quest.. /sigh

if u have it activated u cant finish this quest.. kerutoto just talks about pso'xja... so basically ive got to kill diabolos as 56 smn (no1 will let me leech, and i understand why) in order to get access to toraimorai canal to do my AF feet!!


so basically.. dont activate diabolos quest if u want access to toraimorai canal (unless u have rank 8 windy or have 2 mage friends... for the 3 mage door which leads to toraimorai canal)

if any wants.. im on asura and would e forever grateful if u help me with diabolos >< (seems a bit too much for evoker feet lol)
RE: The Quest is well named!
# Sep 25 2006 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
I also had that issue come up but we found away around it, just go to Roberta I-13 in Windurst Woods to start this quest.

Good Luck
RE: The Quest is well named!
# Mar 11 2006 at 10:27 PM Rating: Good
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Remember that Windurt citizens at rank 5? can get a key item that lets them open the 3-mage gate solo by trading a rollanberry to the NPC in Heaven's Tower.

Anybody (assuming lev50+) who wants easy access to Toraimorai Canal can switch their nationality to Windurst and do all the early missions to get their Windy rank high enough to get the key item for themselves. Once you've obtained the key item you can change your nation back to what is was if you choose, and you'll still be able to use that door at your convenience.
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Waiting time..
# Dec 02 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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The time you need to wait seems to be about a Vanadiel day, I got the ribbon back less than 2 hours after giving it to Keruto.

I kept busy running back and forth for Cooking GP :-p
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# Oct 11 2005 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd this as a 64RDM/BLM with no problems whatsoever, my damage output was low but he didn't lay one hit point of damage on me and I barely used any mp. I started out with Protect, Shell, Refresh, Stoneskin, Phalanx and Ice Spikes then popped him, Silenced him and just kept my buffs up while slowly chipping away at his hp and kept silence on him. Even found time to go chat on MSN on my other computer during the fight.
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# Sep 24 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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well i tried solo the nm as a 60/30 rdm/blm, i got its health to almost half and i saw i wasn't going to have enough mp to keep it up so i casted escape

so then i went back to the lady and she just keeps saying the same thing

"That ribbon is not for sale, and i certainly wouldn't buy it back from anyone. Yet, somehow it manages to come back here to me. What's going on...?"

and the rhinory guy tells me the same thing about him sleeping and to bring anything strange to him

but when i lost it he said something about it boomeranging back to the owner but she won't change what she says and won't give me back the ribbon and its been 3 real life days now...
cannot ger ribbon quest
# Aug 14 2005 at 10:22 PM Rating: Default
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I have completed
say it with flowers
Food for thought
Overnight Delivery
Water Way to Go
completed a total of 14 windhurst quest but
roberts will not give me the quest? any ideas why?
RE: cannot ger ribbon quest
# Aug 22 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I did 40 windy quest's before she gave it to me, I'm not counting repeating quests but 40 different ones.

Edit: typo's

Edited, Mon Aug 29 17:01:54 2005
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# Jun 29 2005 at 9:10 PM Rating: Good
I just soloed this not 20 minutes ago as a 64/32 WHM/BLM. Started out rough cause he slept me as soon as silence went and I was busy casting. It threw me off pretty badly too. I had to use 3 yagudo drinks and a few bottles of mulsum. Just remember to always keep ice spikes up as it will save your ***, as well as the commen sense debuffs and buffs: silence, stoneskin, etc.

I had 14/720 MP left. I used a Marron Glace before the fight. No drop, but I did get 36 exp. Hurray!

Also, I would suggest having True Strike before hand. It did over 200+ damage on each hit.
# Jun 19 2005 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed this guy as a 58 BST. Just need to call a Courier Carrie, or a Homunoculus (sp?) if you're lucky enought to have one. I used a Carrie, 2-hr'ed it, popped the mob and went to work. I pulled hate and got Quake cast on me for my troubles so from there I just let Carrie do all the work. :) Carrie died with the lich at about 1/3 health or so. Called a 2nd Carrie (I waited a bit to pop this guy so my call beast timer would be close to reset.) and finished him off.
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# Jun 08 2005 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Just fought the NM, soloed it as a lvl 74 WHM... he is way weak.

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# May 03 2005 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Completed this quest with a friend (Ryena, Lvl 50 Mithra whm) and myself as an Lvl 57 Hume Beastmaster. Had to kill it 2 times, once for both of us.

1st time went rather well, got a little close at times, especially after getting hit with Quake when Silence wouldn't stick. Good news is, even after we were both in 25% hp range; we didn't get aggro from the mobs around us. Not sure why as they were still DC to me at 57. Guess they were just far enough away to be safe. We also fought the Lich pretty much right on top of his spawn point, that might have helped.

2nd time went better, but took longer as another party came into the same room and started pulling/killing mobs for the whm AF bell. The Lich kept draining them for hundreds of hp, you would figure that they would get the idea and move away, but they didnt. So after a few extra Rampages, we were finally able to take down the Lich for the 2nd time. I got 54 xp both times as I had a pet (Carrie).

We got a crystal, bone chip and Lilith's Rod on 1st kill. I passed on all 3 since that was Rys ribbon.

2nd time the only drop was bone chip.

We then teled out of that nasty place. I finished the quest in Windy, zoned and got the next quest and my Rhinostery Certificate to get into the solo entrance to Toraimarai Canal, which I will use once I get to Lvl 58 Bst.

So in closing, you dont need a bunch of high lvls people to take this guy down. Good Luck
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# Apr 15 2005 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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OK i started the Quest but forgott to check the bones after i killed Lich C magnus.
My problem is now i got no reward cant finish quest when i try to restart Quest Roberta tell me this ribbon is not for sale i talked with lil taru too but nothing any one know how i can reaktiv Quest?
# Mar 14 2005 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
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For what it's worth, this quest actually is listed in log as startin in Windurst Waters with Kerutoto as the client, not Roberta in Walls, although you do need to get the ribbon from her.
after u give ribbon
# Mar 10 2005 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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after i gave ribbon to kerutoto i waited 2 game days to get it back.. It could be only 1 day but i did something else waiting ^^

now lets kill that lich thingy
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Lich C Magnus
# Mar 09 2005 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
I have been to fight Lich C Magnus 3 times now. I know you must drop in from G8 after entering Endieme Necropois at I10 of south Batallia Downs.
However, I cannot get throught Titans door(at G8)to drop in hole! How do I open door? Am I going to G8 the wrong way? Can Anyone give me better instructions from the entrance ay I10?
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RE: Lich C Magnus
# Jul 05 2005 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
You need a total of 2 people in order to open the gates. One has to hit the switch, when the other one goes in to hit the switch on the other side.
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Rhinostery Quest Series
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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1. Food for Thought
2. Overnight Delivery
3. Water way to go!
4. Blue Ribbon Blues
5. Toraimarai Turmoil

You must complete each one in order to start the next one.
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im a noob
# Mar 04 2005 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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perhaps im just a noob.. but.. um... where are the human remains?
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# Mar 03 2005 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Aparently you have to take the ribbon to the Rhinostery, which makes no sense to me. Why is it called a Rhinostery? There's no rhinos. Either way dont take the damned purple ribbon to the Necropolis without going to Rhinostery first and trading it to Sleepy Smurf and waiting for him to give it back to you out an hour or two or a day or three later. Sure waiting around for someone to examine a ribbon sucks, but it sure beats getting ready to fight a NM and not have one spawn cuz you didnt read the walkthrough and forgot a step. And dont bother looking for the rhinos. THERE'S NO RHINOS!

Edited, Thu Mar 3 12:02:47 2005
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# Dec 27 2005 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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Each of the ministries is based on sense. Rhino would refer to the nose, or smell, in this case.
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# Feb 25 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
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My experience:

I did the quests in this order to activate Blue Ribbons Blues

Food for thought
Overnight Delivery
Water Way to Go

Since the NPC for Water Way to Go talked about my doing Overnight delivery, I think you may have to do overnight delivery first.

In any case, I read all these posts and was going, "what the heck, I can't get the quest either!" it was 1:00 A.M. game time. I fretted and was annoyed for a while until the time hit 12:00 noon game time. As soon as it did and I talked tot he NPC, I got the quest. I suggest that you try to pick up Water Way to Go after you do food for thought and the time is near 12:00 after.

Following the completion of the 3 quests, I got the Blue Ribbons Blues quest. Lady gave me a ribbon and I took it to the sleepy taru guy in the left rhinostery door. He gave me 3600g for it and I am currently waiting for him to give it back to me so I can make my girlfriend Kaithran come to Eldeime Necropo-unpleasant-place so I can kill the Lich. Hmmm.... I wonder if SMN68/WHM34 can solo a Lv.58 Skeleton NM.... Well, I guess I'll find out...

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Purple Belt
# Feb 05 2005 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that there is a level 5 fame requirement to get the purple ribbon. I was level 4 and couldn't get it - raised fame to 5 and got it.

Edited, Sat Feb 5 18:07:46 2005
# Jan 30 2005 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone been able to confirm how to get the purple ribbon back if it's been lost? I keep having the same problem. I talked to the taru, Blue Ribbon Blues dissapeared in my active quest log, but Roberta still wont give me the ribbon.
RE: Frustrated
# Feb 08 2005 at 3:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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If you talk to kerutoto in the Rhinostery again, he will tell you that cursed items tend to boomerang back to their owners when lost. After talking to him go back to Roberta and she will tell you the ribbon was returned to her and wants you to take it again.
RE: Frustrated
# Feb 08 2005 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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If you talk to kerutoto in the Rhinostery again, he will tell you that cursed items tend to boomerang back to their owners when lost. After talking to him go back to Roberta and she will tell you the ribbon was returned to her and wants you to take it again.
# Jan 20 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Definitely you will need more fame than level 1 in order to get this quest. I have done only a handful of quests including the three rhinostery quests, but Roberta will not give me this one. Anyone know what is the minimum that you need?
RE: fame
# Jan 26 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, ignore the posts below that say this is not fame related. I can't tell you exactly how much you need, but I did two runs of the cornette quest - 88 cornettes in total. This gave me rank 6 fame.

I had 11 quests before doing the two cornette runs.

At Rank 6 fame, Roberta gave me the quest. You may be able to get it with less fame.
another drop
# Dec 15 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
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btw.. after i defeated himm he dropped a liliths rod, and bone chip, in addition to getting the blue ribbon back.
RE: another drop
# Dec 18 2004 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
If you check the linking info above on the monster Lich C Magnus (Which is the mob you have to fight in this quest) You'll find exactly what you just wrote. There's alot of clickable stuff up there with tons of linking information.

Edited, Sat Dec 18 04:05:34 2004
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# Dec 07 2004 at 4:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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what quest do i have to complete to get this quest everyone keep saying posted below how about just say what quest it is that would help a lot of ppl i think.
# Dec 10 2004 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Food For Thought
Overnight Delivery
Water Way to Go!

hope that helps. :)
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ok not helping
# Dec 07 2004 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
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what quest do i have to complete to get this quest everyone keep saying posted below how about just say what quest it is that would help a lot of ppl i think.
# Nov 24 2004 at 3:59 PM Rating: Good
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Helping with this NM changed my title to Lich Banisher even without me actually doing the quest. Just random FYI
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Traded Purple Ribbon and lost to Lich
# Oct 27 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I traded the purple ribbon to the hume bones and called for help because I realized I couldn't win this fight. I called for help and the Lich was defeated. I clicked the hume remains and it says "The purple ribbon was lost" and nothing else.

I went back Kerutoro and he said I lost the item. And that some how these cursed items manage to return so I should just talk to him again when I get that Purple Ribbon.

I talk to roberta and she saiid the ribbon is not for sale but some how it manages to retuurn to her anyway. And after a week I still don' got another.

Edited, Sat Oct 30 14:03:34 2004
RE: Traded Purple Ribbon and lost to Lich
# Jul 15 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
436 posts
Same for me, only I killed the lich and forgot to check the bones after. >< Anyone have any idea? After talking to the taru in the Rhinostery and Roberta, I still get nothing. Even checked the bones again, and nothing happens. Please help. ; ;
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RE: Traded Purple Ribbon and lost to Lich
# Jul 17 2005 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Meh, nevermind. Just wait until the next reset (12 midnight Sunday JPN time) and Roberta will have the ribbon for you again.
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tossed ribbon?
# Oct 09 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
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if you drop your purple ribbon. you have to speak with the taru in rhinostery then talk to roberta before she will give the item to you again.
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#Shadowtaru, Posted: Sep 30 2004 at 5:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wanderer??? Ya right.... Couldnt find him...
1 HR
# Sep 28 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Im pretty sure Kerutoto will keep the ribbon for 1 real life hour.
RE: 1 HR
# Oct 06 2004 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
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yes, I tred it out. exactly 1 hr
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# Sep 28 2004 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
388 posts
Does anyone know yet how long Kerutoto will hold the ribbon? Im trying to investigate this now. Will post if i think i have some idea.


Edited, Tue Sep 28 13:34:46 2004
Opens Tor Canal shortcut in Windy Walls!
# Sep 03 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
I do believe the best reward for completing this is really the next quest that it unlocks. It unlocks the shortcut into Tor~ Canal from under the bridge & House Of Heros in Windy Walls. Very nice shortcut to have if your a BLM and SMN doing af's OR planning on a quicker way to get to the Fenrir fight.
RE: Opens Tor Canal shortcut in Windy Walls!
# Oct 04 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Good
787 posts
That next quest is Toraimarai Turmoil. Canal access is also useful for BST58+ exping.

Edited, Mon Oct 4 02:32:53 2004
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# May 04 2004 at 4:22 AM Rating: Excellent
23 posts
Ok there seems to be some confusion about this quest and being that I've just done it I think I'll try to clear some things up.

To get this quest you have to have completed the Rhinostery quests mentioned in one of the posts below. You talk to Roberta in Nchaa's Good Goods store and she'll give you the questand the Purple Ribbon. After that you take the ribbon to Kerutoto in the Rhinostery in Windurst Waters. He gives you 3600 gil for it and tells you he will investigate it. After a short time (I don't know how long exactly after I gave it to him I went and did some other things for a while, but it should only be a few hours at the most, probably less) he will finish his investigation. Anyway, he then gives you the purple ribbon back and once you have it you can then trade it to the Hume Bones in The Eldeime Necropolis. This will spawn the Lich C Magnus. He's pretty easy, I've seen RDM's solo him around 60 (as long as you can stun or silence him when he casts AM). I had 3 people around 60 when I did it and he went down pretty easily. After he's dead click on the bones and you will receive a blue ribbon. After that go back to Kerutoto to complete the quest (no additional prize).

The loot from this quest is 3600 gil and the blue ribbon. You also get the title Lich Banisher.

I would appreciate people updating this in the actual quest part and not just leaving it in the posts section because the guy who originally wrote the quest obvioisly didnt know what he was talking about.

Edited, Tue May 4 05:24:43 2004
# May 02 2004 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
387 posts
I purposely chucked the Purple Ribbon away, to see if it went back to Roberta, but she's not giving me another one. >_<

Any idea on how I could get Purple ribbon back?
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RE: Crap....
# Aug 12 2004 at 4:17 AM Rating: Excellent
161 posts
Yes, reportedly there is someone you can purchase the ribbon from for about 5-10k, should you lose it. If anyone knows his location please post. I seem to have forgotten >.< A lower post says a "Wanderer" in the glacier, but i'm not certain this is it.

Edited, Thu Aug 12 05:19:34 2004
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# Apr 11 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I have 8 out of 9 Windurst fame, but I am from San'doria... Roberta wont give me the quest! Im level 49 also! Do I need fame with Bastok or something since she is a hume...?
RE: Help!
# Apr 29 2004 at 1:50 AM Rating: Good
36 posts
I had level 9 (hero) fame in Windurst when I received this quest.

See the post below though, about having done the other Rhinostery quests first. I think that might have been the prerequisite.

Edited, Thu Apr 29 02:58:46 2004
Grants Title
# Apr 05 2004 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
212 posts
Completing the quest grants the title "Ghostie Buster".
# Apr 02 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Default
hm.. ok.. i traded the purple ribbon to kerutoto in the rhinostery.. he took it, i got 3600G, and its gone, i dont have the ribbon anymore.
now do you need the purple ribbon in order to spawn lich c magnus? how do i get back my purple ribbon then? o.o
RE: hm..
# Apr 20 2004 at 1:58 PM Rating: Excellent
99 posts
you might already have noticed this, but you wait a bit then go talk to kerutoto again and he'll give you back the ribbon and instruct you to go return it to its owner or whatever. Thats the point when you take it to eldieme and trade it back to the bones to spawn the NM.
RE: hm..
# Apr 02 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Default
oh i forgot to add, i also went back to Roberta and see if I could get another purple ribbon.. but she didnt give me any <.<;
# Mar 12 2004 at 5:50 PM Rating: Default
235 posts
Lv 26.. max fame.. im a hero of windurst... why wont this Roberta NPC give me the quest...
RE: angry
# Apr 20 2004 at 2:06 PM Rating: Excellent
99 posts
I believe the pre-requisite for this quest is to have done the three previous Rhinostery quests (Food delivery, overnight luggage transpot, and giddeus water pickup) in addition to whatever the fame requirement is (not actually all that high, I got at 4/8 fame or so). Maybe only some of those are required, however, I'm not precisely sure because I am windy native so i did all three of those very early on anyways.
RE: angry
# Mar 15 2004 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
89 posts
I'm level 33, windurst native with maxed fame as well....and Roberta isn't giving up this quest!! Is there something else to it?
It's frustrating!
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RE: angry
# Apr 10 2004 at 4:15 PM Rating: Default
23 posts
I think u have to be a cetian lvl...the Lich is like lvl 58 so u might have to be atleast lvl 40ish
RE: angry
# Aug 09 2004 at 10:35 PM Rating: Excellent
21 posts
Before you can get this quest, you need to have the following quests completed:

Food For Thought
Overnight Delivery
Water way to go!

There is no level requirement that I know of, but you obviously won't be able to complete this quest until you're strong enough to beat the Lich C Magnus.

I have level 5 Windurst fame ("You'd have to be living under a rock to not know that name"), and I was able to get this quest.

Edited, Mon Aug 9 23:36:28 2004
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RE: angry
# Dec 01 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Excellent
311 posts
Food For Thought
Water way to go!
Overnight Delivery

new quick access link form =^.^=

these (along with blue ribbon blues) need to be completed to have access to this quest.
Toraimarai Turmoil

Edited, Wed Dec 1 10:13:11 2004
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# Feb 20 2004 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
Just finished this quest. You had to trade the purple ribbon to the hume bones in Eldieme in order to spawn the NM. You lose your ribbon at that point. When you finish, you click on the hume bones and you will receive the purple ribbon.

You do not need to trade anything to get the purple ribbon, nor do you have to go to Kerutoto in order to receive this. Just click on the hume bones. Once you go back to Windy, you just get a little dialogue and the finishing music, no additional reward.

The blue ribbon is RARE and EX, and +6 to all saves, level 50, all jobs.

I did this with 3 people -- 60 pld, 60 whm, and 53 brd, and it was quite easy.
# Feb 18 2004 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
96 posts
I sumbitted this quest about a week ago, the rest of the quest requires you to go to Eldime Neropilis and find the Human remains, trade the purple ribbon to it, and Lich C Mangus apears, lvl 58 NM if I remember right, anyway defeat him, go back and talk to one of the NPC's cant remember which one off top of my head and you get a Blue Ribbon as a reward.
RE: Rest
# Feb 18 2004 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
You have to trade the Purple Ribbon back to the Human Remains after you kill Lich C Magnus to get the Blue Ribbon.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 18 2004 at 12:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You can go to the glacier and rebuy it off of some "wanderer" if you can find him, i found him at the west side of the map, he is walking around... I am not sure what to do after that, but it costs you 5,500gil to buy the Purple Ribbon off of him, and it turns into a key item, not a rare or ex item...not sure what to do after that
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